Jennifer Bousselot, Ph.D

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Role: Green Roof Researcher and Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, CSU Fort Collins

How are you connected to CSU Spur? 

My department is highly involved with the work at CSU Spur due to the fact that we work on urban agricultural research and teaching. I have been involved with the design phase, too, because of my specialty in green roof research, and I will be doing research on the rooftops of both the Terra and Hydro buildings.

When did you get involved with Spur and why is it important to you? 

2017. It is very important to my green roof research program, as the CSU Spur campus is going to be my primary location for research. I am involved in the national and international green roof research world, and I am eager to start this research and begin to publish the results!

What outcomes have you seen or do you expect from work at Spur? 

I expect to have world-class green roof research at the Spur campus. I will do research on plant species selection, pollinator visitation, irrigation, vegetable production, stormwater management of green roofs, and — my specialty — rooftop agrivoltaics.

What would you like others to know about Spur?

This is going to be the location where Coloradans and visitors to our state can see how much valuable research and education CSU provides in the area of urban agriculture.

BIDTAH BECKER

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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